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From: Eric S Fraga <e.fraga@ucl.ac.uk>
To: Marcelo de Moraes Serpa <celoserpa@gmail.com>
Cc: Org Mode <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: [OT] s/mime / mail encryption
Date: Wed, 02 Nov 2011 16:30:16 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87ty6mebc7.fsf@ucl.ac.uk> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CACHMzOFaptFhBgKt5oFcZR=m8nBNgM7AmZ2Sdhr=3fEt2ZCh6A@mail.gmail.com> (Marcelo de Moraes Serpa's message of "Tue, 1 Nov 2011 22:01:23 -0600")

Marcelo de Moraes Serpa <celoserpa@gmail.com> writes:

> A bit off topic but related I think...


> Do you guys ever encrypt your emails? I must say I never did, but it
> doesn't sound bad for sensitive data, and if you have a business and or
> need to deal with services that require your business or personal documents
> (or any other sensitive data for that matter) I think that it could be a
> good choice.
> What do you think?
> - Marcelo.

I do, at times, encrypt my emails but not often.  

There are two problems with greater uptake: a chicken and egg scenario
in that there is insufficient critical mass (too few people even knowing
what it means to encrypt email) and ease of use especially given the
prevalence of the web based mail systems (yahoo, gmail, hotmail, etc.).

On some of the geekier lists, especially USENET groups, you will at
least see a significant number of people at least digitally signing
their emails.  Getting people to do this would be a good first step
towards wider adoption of encryption.

I am constantly reminding people that sending emails is more similar to
sending postcards than letters...

: Eric S Fraga (GnuPG: 0xC89193D8FFFCF67D) in Emacs
: using Org-mode version 7.7 (release_7.7.508.ga081)

  reply	other threads:[~2011-11-02 18:07 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2011-11-02  4:01 [OT] s/mime / mail encryption Marcelo de Moraes Serpa
2011-11-02 16:30 ` Eric S Fraga [this message]
     [not found] ` <87ehxqc6y6.fsf@gnu.org>
2011-11-03 18:02   ` Marcelo de Moraes Serpa
2011-11-08  9:47     ` Ian Barton

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